Posted: 1:42 pm Thursday, May 26th, 2011

Notebook: American Heritage fires girls basketball coach, St. Andrew’s names interim AD 

By Matt Porter

American Heritage fired girls basketball coach Russell Newman after three seasons.

American Heritage AD Doug Socha said the school evaluated the season and decided to make a change.

“We’re going in another direction,” Socha said. “We want more discipline and structure in the program.”

Newman said he was fired and would not offer details.

Newman went 11-12 in his first season and compiled a 45-8 record with two District 13-2A titles in the past two years.

St. Andrew’s names interim AD: St. Andrew’s School named Craig Ashley its interim athletic director, following former AD David Ahern’s resignation.

Ashley, the school’s head athletic trainer and sports information director, will assume duties for the upcoming school year.

St. Andrew’s Head of School Ann Marie Krejcarek said in a press release that a search for a permanent AD is ongoing.

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